India Bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok

The Government of India bans 59 Chinese Apps including Tiktok, UC Browser and Club Factory. The government stated that these apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

Time and now, the backlash from Indian authorities against Chinese apps was an ongoing heated topic. But the move came into force during the recent Indo-China Clash. It escalated when the Chinese troops killed Indian soldiers in the current stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. These apps are now seen as a threat with the rising concerns over Chinese Cyber Espionages.

As most of these apps work online, the officials are informing each and every Indian internet service providers (ISPs) and telecom service providers (TSPs) to block all the data that is being transferred to and coming from these apps.

List of banned 59 Chinese-owned applications issued by the IT ministry
  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu Map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU Battery Saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam Makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. Virus Ceaner
  15. Apus Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call-Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault-Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App Studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Launcher
  55. U Video
  56. QQ Security Centre
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

According to Section 69A of the Information and Technology Act, the Ministry issued the statement, “There have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country. The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.”

What will be the impact of this ban?
  • A few thousands will be at risk of loosing their jobs.
  • These were popular apps in India and the people will be looking for newer sources to replace these apps.
  • Many of the creators are Indian and its their sole source of income for which they’ll be incurring losses. They might even have to shut down the businesses.

India Bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok to make them non-functional in India by default. If you already have these apps in your phone, you won’t be able to access them. In addition, banning of this apps, implies that they would not receive any developer support in India.

Next Read Telemedicine

Follow us on Instagram

Like us on Facebook and be a part of our other social media accounts: Twitter & Tumblr

Amrita Verma

Amrita is the product manager and co-founder of blogTricity. She time to time wear different hats to support different roles. She is also the chief editor at blogTricity.

View all posts by Amrita Verma →